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Reese Witherspoon Is An Influencer

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Reese Witherspoon‘s media company Hello Sunshine (which secures screen rights for books and articles in an effort to provide women in Hollywood with quality material) was named one of Time’s most influential companies.

-Welp, it keeps getting worse. Anthony Hopkins’ reps reportedly pleaded for him to be allowed to deliver his acceptance speech via Zoom since the 83-year-old didn’t want to travel to the Oscars hubs in Dublin or London, but the Academy didn’t allow it.

Glenn Close insists her “Da Butt” dance was “completely spontaneous” — but she had a little help leading up to it. “We had the MOST FUN at our table at the Oscars last night. Chris Terrio, one of my best friends, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of Argo, was my gallant escort. Daniel Kaluuya and Darrell Britt-Gibson were wonderful table mates. I knew that Lil Rel was going to quiz me about ‘Da Butt’ and all three guys helped me run through what I was to say. Darrell insisted that I mention the Backyard Band, on top of E.U., Suga Bear and the whole DMV. I had googled ‘Da Butt’ and watched Spike [Lee]’s music video so when Lil Rel asked if I could do the dance…you can actually see me think of the video. That part was completely spontaneous. Daniel, Darrell and Chris egged me on!!! It was ALL their fault.”

-This was a good piece on how this year’s Oscars ceremony did nothing to help boost the visibility of the nominees.

-After her Oscar win, Yoon Yeo-Jung made it clear in a Korean interview that she wasn’t fangirling Brad Pitt. I’m not sure her complaints about his production company not upgrading her flights when making Minari make sense though. It was a tiny movie with a tiny budget, so that seems par for the course.

Joe Rogan currently has the number 1 podcast on Spotify, which means millions and millions of people are listening to him, and he’s using his huge platform to say stupid shit like this.

Britney Spears‘ sandwich tutorial on Instagram is very sweet, if a little confused.

-Meanwhile, after years of silence, Britney Spears is set to speak in court on her long-standing conservatorship case.

Elizabeth Banks will star in and executive produce an animated update of The Flintstones, titled Bedrock.

-Wanna be neighbours with Drake? This $45 million under-construction mansion on his street just hit the market.

-There was lots of chatter on Twitter today about Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson getting a divorce, but I don’t see any credible sourcing. The only news about them recently is they’re selling their Hollywood Hills home.

-A camera operator on Tom Cruise‘s 1988 comedy Cocktail recalled the time the actor saved Elisabeth Shue‘s life from a helicopter blade: “He lunged after her, but only was able to grab her legs, tackling her to the ground..In that instant, he truly saved her life.” He was also recently spotted saving a cameraman from falling off a train during a stunt on the production of the latest Mission: Impossible movie. It’s kind of astounding how many times Cruise has been a real-life hero, but also — why are movie sets death traps?

-Oof. St. Vincent reportedly got an interview pulled because she found the questions “aggressive.” This trend of musicians fighting against music journalists for simply doing their job is getting old.

-The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s head writer tried to explain one of the show’s worst decisions. It reminds me of this Ringer piece about how the show raised a bunch of tough questions it just wasn’t equipped to explore.

-This is a lovely thread on celebs who are nice. I love whenever these come around.

-Legends of Tomorrow is the only show that can drop a trailer featuring time-travelling aliens, characters turning into cartoons, and a spoof of The Masked Singer, and I’m still all “let’s gooooooooo!”

-I’m really liking Shadow and Bone on Netflix, mostly because they made a number of smart changes from the book that improved a number of its characters.

Lily James stars in the new trailer for the BBC One miniseries The Pursuit of Love.

Rose Byrne plays a quietly tormented ’80s housewife whose life changes when she discovers aerobics in the trailer for Apple+’s Physical. Yes, please!!

 

Regina King’s Golden Year

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-I missed that People named Regina King one of their people of the year last week. I’m bummed that covid has stolen some of the shine she’d be getting right now for her directing of One Night In Miami, which is a lock for Oscar noms.

-Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West planning an announcement? There seems to be a lot of sources planting hints in reputable outlets about their marriage problems. One tells E! News “they spend a lot of time apart”, while People is reporting that they’re living separate lives.

Shawn Mendes appeared on Dax Shepard‘s podcast and talked about the “frustrating” rumours surrounding his sexuality: “You want to say, ‘I’m not gay but it’d be fine if I was gay — but also there’s nothing wrong with being gay, but I’m not.'”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have inked an exclusive multi-year deal with Spotify through newly formed production company Archewell Audio. Together, they plan to host and produce podcasts that uplift and entertain audiences.

-Wonder Woman 1984 costars Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig made a silly video about their friendship.

-Meanwhile, the first reviews for Wonder Woman 1984 are in, and critics seem to like it a lot!

-The reviews for Wild Mountain Thyme, starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt with terrible Irish accents, are hilarious. This one is my fave so far: “Are straight people okay? Have all of the proper romantic conflicts between straight people been used up by now on-screen and so… this… is what is left?”

Cardi B surprised Offset with a Lamborghini for his 29th birthday. I am living the wrong life.

-In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Taylor Swift was asked directly about the Woodvale conspiracy (which claims that evermore is part of an album trilogy). She seems to laugh it off but her fans aren’t swayed.

Christopher Walken says he’s never owned a computer or cell phone, surprising no one.

Debra Messing is apologizing after one of her tweets criticizing Trump appeared homophobic.

-It’s kind of hilarious that Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel franchise is both polyamorous and bisexual (according to the latest comic) and in the movies he’s played by Chris Pratt. I’m really hoping they write this into his next script.

-The Christmas Setup, the only Lifetime holiday movie I’ve been looking forward to, is airing on CTV Drama on Friday. Yay!

-HBO Max is honoring a request by Dave Chappelle to remove Chappelle’s Show from the streaming service at the end of this year.

-Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is in police custody as his sex assault investigations continue.

Lily James and Sebastian Stan are set to play Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in a Hulu limited series about the former couple. I don’t even understand those words.

-Here’s the new Nomadland trailer. This movie stayed with me a long time.

Gillian Anderson Takes On The Iron Lady

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Gillian Anderson is on the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar, in which she talks about putting her personal politics aside to play Margaret Thatcher in the new season of The Crown. “I had to get to a point where it’s nothing to do with my opinions of her policies, of her actions. It is only about her as a human being and her motivation as a politician and as a mother.”

Lily James was spotted dining with Mamma Mia costar Dominic Cooper in London. If I were her, I’d stay away from all men named  Dominic for a while.

Britney Spears just filed to have her dad, Jamie, permanently removed from her conservatorship.

-A rep for Garrett Hedlund confirmed yesterday’s reports of the actor’s DUI arrest in Feb, revealing he “immediately sought treatment which was successful.” A source tells E! that it hasn’t affected his relationship with Emma Roberts, who’s expecting their first child.

Olivia Wilde‘s movie starring Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine has halted production because “a person close to the principal cast” tested positive. (Which Deux Moi broke yesterday.)

-If I had to guess which famous white woman would wear cornrows, Kristen Bell would have been near the top of my list. Prayer circle that it’s for a role, but I’m guessing nah.

-Megachurch Hillsong tried to dump this news during all the election drama, but head pastor Carl Lentz (who used to be tight with Justin Bieber), has been fired due to “ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” Lentz has since released a statement on Instagram, saying he was “unfaithful” to his wife.

Rihanna transformed her Instagram grid Wednesday night, calling for every vote in the presidential election to be counted.

-This oral history recall the days when Matthew McConaughey was 23 and making Dazed and Confused when he was blindsided by his dad’s death.

Jimmy Fallon posted a beautiful tribute to his mom, who passed away three years ago this week.

Kanye West cancelled his scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Thank gawd.

Diddy threw a crowded 51st birthday in Turks & Caicos surrounded by guests including Mary J. Blige and Nas. I wish someone had told me the pandemic is over!

-Warner Bros. has issued an apology saying the studios regrets “any offence caused” by The Witches after there was online backlash from the disability community about the movie’s villains, including the coven leader played by Anne Hathaway, having only three fingers. Hathaway also apologized.

Vince Vaughn says that he and Owen Wilson are in talks to do a sequel to Wedding Crashers. I don’t hate this news.

-The Good Place vet William Jackson Harper will lead the new season of Love Life, taking over from Anna Kendrick.

Shonda Rhimes‘ new show Bridgerton doesn’t hit Netflix until Christmas, but it’s already been renewed for season 2.

Aubrey Plaza and Sarah Gadon star in the thriller Black Bear, out next month.